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Students work to take the stigma out of mental health conversations

Students work to take the stigma out of mental health conversations

But what's behind these problems? This week our Mental Health Expert Mike Monic talks about the struggles of caring for someone with mental illness. But the stigma that came from those days of wareh...

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Scientists are now able to bio-print corneas

Scientists are now able to bio-print corneas

It's very important for vision as you'd expect, but roughly 10 million people around the world require surgery to prevent corneal blindness and a further five million are blind due to corneal scar...

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Severe obesity rates double during primary school, figures show

Severe obesity rates double during primary school, figures show

Unsurprisingly, this is more of an issue in deprived areas, with five-year-olds from low-income backgrounds twice as likely - and 11-year-olds three times as likely - to be or become obese. In adults,...

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What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?

What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?

Since then, Purdue Pharma has been sued by more than a dozen states for its deceptive marketing practices, while overdose deaths from OxyContin and other opioids have continued to rise steadily. By ...

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Study reveals chewing gum while walking burns more calories

Study reveals chewing gum while walking burns more calories

And after calculating the data, the scientists found that the average heart rate of both genders increased significantly while walking and chewing gum. Estimates of the number of calories burned by ...

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How Cockroach milk has more Protein and Nutrients than Regular milk?

How Cockroach milk has more Protein and Nutrients than Regular milk?

In 2016, a group of investigators found the "milk" derived out of a Particular kind of cockroach is really quite healthy, packaging up to four or three times more protein than standard milk milk a...

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Jimmy Kimmel Defends Roseanne Barr's Racism, Cites Mental Illness

Jimmy Kimmel Defends Roseanne Barr's Racism, Cites Mental Illness

Iger reportedly called Jarrett before the network announced the cancellation to apologize to her. In one of multiple apologies the comedian issued after ABC abruptly canceled her eponymous ser...

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Taking Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Not Boost Heath - Research

Taking Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Not Boost Heath - Research

Clearly, we think they're good for us. Vitamins A, B6, E, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, magnesium and selenium, the other supplements reviewed, were not associated with any significant benefits relate...

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Combining Exercise And Gum Chewing May Help You Lose Extra Calories

Combining Exercise And Gum Chewing May Help You Lose Extra Calories

Group 1 chewed two pieces of gum for 15 minutes while walking. The team then measured participants' resting heart rate and walking heart rate in both legs, as well as the distance they covered at a ...

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Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

Two more persons, confirmed of having contracted the virus are being treated at KMCH , he said. The soldier who died in Kolkata also hailed from Kerala and was on a month-long leave before rejo...

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Virginia legislature sends Medicaid expansion to governor

The turning point came in April when State Senator Frank Wagner, a Republican from Virginia Beach, said he had changed his position and would support Medicaid expansion, joining one other Republican,...

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Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, ACS urges

The American Cancer Society is lowering the age it recommends you to start getting colonoscopies. The updated guidelines come in response to rising colorectal cancer rates and deaths in younger ad...

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One million French smokers ditch habit in a year

One million French smokers ditch habit in a year

The fight against tobacco is having more of an impact with Maltese men than women, according to official figures, which also show that one in five Maltese people smoke every singleday. The sale of tob...

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AI systems outperform humans at spotting skin cancer

With each iteration, it learned patterns of features characteristic of malignant and benign tumors, becoming increasingly better at differentiating between the two. Researchers said CNN would be a...

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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors

About 19% had their years of experience ranging from two to five years while the remaining 29% were new doctors with less than two years of working experience in the field. However, the authors acknow...

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Birth control pill recall after placebos are mistakenly packaged

Birth control pill recall after placebos are mistakenly packaged

Four placebo capsules within the packages were placed out of order, Allergan said, meaning users with defective packages would be taking non-hormonal placebo capsules during the first four days instea...

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Multivitamins and supplements don't provide health benefits

Folic acid alone and B-complex vitamins, which contained folic acid, did show a reduction in stroke . Of the four most commonly used supplements - multivitamins, vitamin D , calcium, and vitamin ...

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Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital

Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital

Emergency measures have been imposed in Kerala following the emergence of Nipah, which has a mortality rate of 70 per cent and no vaccine. Nipah virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clin...

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Cockroach milk? Scientists call insect dairy the next superfood

Forget the Cronuts and charcoal as they are now old enough. A research team in India have found that a milk made from the Pacific beetle cockroach - which is found in Australia - is incredibly ric...

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Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

So-called cockroach milk - or post-natal fluid - is secreted from the critter in the form of crystals to nourish its 50 or so hatchlings - and humans could enjoy this nourishment too, according to r...

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World Health Organization gets kudos for fast Ebola action in DRC, but prevention lagging

World Health Organization gets kudos for fast Ebola action in DRC, but prevention lagging

It also plans to work with religious and traditional leaders. But the U.N.'s World Health Organization said that more than two dozen people have likely died from the virus, adding in its last upda...

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1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

This new death raises the total death toll to 12 during the recent Ebola outbreak that hit the African country, according to the Congolese Ministry of Health. A vaccination campaign targeting heal...

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Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?

Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?

In fact, the Pacific beetle cockroach is very special among its relatives because it is the only cockroach in the world that gives birth to live offsprings. Two years ago and It Appears as If cockroa...

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COCKROACH milk revealed as latest freakish food fad

COCKROACH milk revealed as latest freakish food fad

Another researcher told U.S. National Public Radio he tried the milk and it tasted no different from cow's milk. That round of research revealed that cockroach milk is absolutely packed with protein...

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Updated forecast for the rest of the holiday weekend

Updated forecast for the rest of the holiday weekend

An early season heat wave has brought a stretch of 90 degree temperatures to southern Wisconsin. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s and low 90s Saturday as skies remain mostly clear, according ...

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Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends

Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends

However, according to a recent study , enjoying some much-needed shut-eye over the could have the potential to counteract the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation during the week. They might s...

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Health Officials Caution Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville

Health Officials Caution Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville

Gupta said there have been 121 confirmed or suspected cases of hepatitis A in eight counties, a lot of them in Kanawha and Putnam counties. Kentucky health officials say counties hardest hit by a h...

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Mental Health Awareness Takes More Than Just One Month

Mental Health Awareness Takes More Than Just One Month

Department of Health and Human Services that she heads to improve on collaboration among systems and providers that often communicate ineffectively, if at all. Whether an employee is experiencing mari...

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Hrithik Roshan fitness challenge, cycles on Mumbai roads. Twitter claims traffic violations

Hrithik Roshan fitness challenge, cycles on Mumbai roads. Twitter claims traffic violations

I'd like to nominate my friends, @DipikaPallikal and @Varun_dvn Great initiative @ Ra_THORe sir! In addition to that, the actor urged everyone to walk, cycle and feel India in order to get fit. But...

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MI residents can avoid ticks in summer months with these tips

MI residents can avoid ticks in summer months with these tips

Vett Lloyd, biology professor at Mount Allison University says European ticks appear to be increasing. In the north, deer ticks are a major threat added Ingram. Check (and treat with insecticide...

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Pfizer to pay $23.85 million to resolve USA kickbacks case

Pfizer to pay $23.85 million to resolve USA kickbacks case

The accord resulted from an industrywide probe led by the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling in Boston of drugmakers' support of patient assistance charities. Drug giant Pfizer Inc. The governme...

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Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

So this time, the United Nations agency jumped into action as soon as DRC on May 8 officially declared that Ebola had surfaced in rural northwestern DRC in a remote location called Bikoro. A vaccinat...

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Nebraska Fentanyl Bust Could Have Killed 26 Million

Nebraska Fentanyl Bust Could Have Killed 26 Million

The semi was driving near the shoulder, and when stopped, "the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity". Inside the compartment troopers found "42 foil-wrapped packages" that were initially b...

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Long-term antidepressant use may up obesity risk

Long-term antidepressant use may up obesity risk

Although previous studies have reported short-term weight gain following the start of antidepressant treatment, this study reveals that the risk of weight gain is elevated and sustained for multiple y...

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Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

It spreads to humans either from pigs or by consuming fruits infected by fruit bats . Foreign media - both mainstream and travel - have in fact taken notice of the recent deaths in Kozhikode . "Pl...

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10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

This study aimed to assess the respective roles of BMI and weight change on total and site-specific risk of obesity-related cancer in a large cohort of Norwegian women. The aim of the report is not to...

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Nipah virus scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

Nipah virus scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

Bat and other animal samples testing negative for Nipah virus offers a mixed bag for officials involved in containing its spread at Ground Zero.The results indicating the virus has not spread to ani...

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Eggs can lower risk of stroke and heart attack, new study finds

Eggs can lower risk of stroke and heart attack, new study finds

Egg yolks contain saturated fat - which has historically been thought to raise cholesterol, according to the American Heart Association . Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre an...

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Obesity Linked to 12 Types of Cancer in New Report

Over 18 years of follow-up, almost 10,000 women developed obesity-related cancers, da Silva's team found. The WCRF points out that being overweight leads to 12 types of the disease, including cancers ...

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Ebola virus in DRC has 'potential to expand' World Health Organization reports

Ebola virus in DRC has 'potential to expand' World Health Organization reports

One of the deaths occurred in Mbandaka, according to a daily healthy ministry bulletin. When Ebola hit West Africa in 2014, some of the obstacles that impeded the medical response included lack of t...

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